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Guest reviews

4.2/5 Very Good
101 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pool
Free WiFi
Parking included
Free Airport Shuttle
Spa
Restaurant

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationLivingstone Museum2 min walk
Popular LocationMukuni Park Curio Market9 min walk
Popular LocationRailway Museum3 min drive
AirportLivingstone (LVI)8 min drive

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  • Double Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Twin Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Triple Room, Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Twin Bed and 1 Twin Bunk Bed
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  • Quadruple Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Twin Bunk Beds
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (8 Bed Dormitory)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 4 Twin Bunk Beds
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  • Single Room Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 2 Twin Beds OR 1 Double Bed
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  • Triple Room, Ensuite

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    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Twin Bunk Beds
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  • Single Shared Bathroom

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    • Sleeps 1
    • 2 Twin Beds OR 1 Double Bed
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  • Shared Dormitory, Women only

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 4 Twin Bunk Beds
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  • Room, Multiple Beds (9 Bed Private Dorm)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 9
    • 4 Twin Bunk Beds and 1 Twin Bed
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  • Room (7 Bed Private Dorm)

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    • Sleeps 7
    • 4 Twin Bunk Beds
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  • Room (6 Bed Private Dorm)

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    • Sleeps 6
    • 4 Twin Bunk Beds
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  • Room, Multiple Beds

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    • Sleeps 8
    • 4 Twin Bunk Beds
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The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices exclude taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area

Livingstone

Located in Livingstone, Jollyboys Backpackers is in the city center and near the airport. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and Devil's Pool, while Livingstone Museum and Railway Museum are cultural highlights. Discover the area's wildlife on a nearby safari, or try your luck with game drives and game viewing.

Visit our Livingstone travel guide
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Livingstone Museum - 2 min walk
  • Mukuni Park Curio Market - 9 min walk
  • Railway Museum - 3 min drive
  • Maramba Cultural Museum - 14 min drive
  • Livingstone Reptile Park - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Livingstone (LVI) - 8 min drive

Restaurants

  • Onsite dining venue – Restaurant offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

About this property

Jollyboys Backpackers

3-star suburban hostel near Livingstone Museum
This hostel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and free airport pick-up are also provided. Additionally, massage/treatment rooms, a refrigerator in a common area, and dry cleaning are onsite. Rooms offer ceiling fans and safes.
Jollyboys Backpackers offers 30 accommodations with safes and ceiling fans. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Housekeeping is provided daily.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Free 24-hour pick-up airport shuttle
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–noon: ZMW 5-8 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Table tennis

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 2 treatment rooms
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Books
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Shared refrigerator
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Ceiling fan

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

More

  • Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - 8 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 9 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 9 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between ZMW 5 and ZMW 8 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Long-term renters welcome

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children 9 years old and younger are not permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Jollyboys Backpackers Hostel Livingstone
Jollyboys Backpackers Hostel
Jollyboys Backpackers Livingstone
Jollyboys Backpackers
Jollyboys Backpackers Livingstone
Jollyboys Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Jollyboys Backpackers and receive a full refund?
Yes, Jollyboys Backpackers offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Jollyboys Backpackers cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does this property have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this hostel?
Check-in is from 2 PM–8 PM.
What time is check-out at Jollyboys Backpackers?
Check-out is at 10 AM.
Does this hostel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a free shuttle from the airport to the hotel.
Where is Jollyboys Backpackers located?
Located in the heart of Livingstone, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Livingstone Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Railway Museum and Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Victoria Falls Field Museum and Devil's Pool are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Jollyboys Backpackers

4.2
Very Good
5 - Excellent
40
4 - Good
46
3 - Okay
12
2 - Mediocre
3
1 - Poor
0
4.0
Cleanliness
4.5
Service and Staff
4.1
Amenities
4.1
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
3 Night Stay

AMAZING EXPERIENCE! Great facilities / pool Great food / drinks menu at good cost Great location Taxis on standby ready to transport Very friendly staff Recommended 😀

Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

A very international and unique backpackers, located pretty much in the center of Livingstone. Awesome chill-out areas, ecological-responsiveness and super super nice staff! Would definitely recommend this place :)

Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

2/5

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

Nice set-up for backpackers Not a good place for couple Too noisy, too many party No electricity for the 2 days I was there Nobody to check in when I arrive...

Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

If you are in Livingston you MUST say at Jollyboys! It’s a great place for solo travelers to meet other travelers and locals. I don’t think I would have experienced true Zambia if I had stayed anywhere else.

Stayed 10 nights in Oct 2019